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Cemetery Name:



McClure Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Cottageville
Coordinates: 38.7449N -81.8725W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: October 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (November 2011)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located alongside the road, a short distance from the old Gunville store on Gunville Ridge road, on the farm originally owned by Adam and Margaret McClure. When visited in 2004, it was enclosed by a chain link fence - an area about 10'x10'. Easily accessible all times of the year, though parking is limited to the road or a nearby driveway when visiting, as there is little to no shoulder past the pavement, and shallow (but potentially muddy during or after a rain) ditches right alongside the road.
** Condition of cemetery as observed on the given date -
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned

Last Name: First Name: Born: Died: Inscription: Photo: Source:
King Manerva J. McClure 1 April 1863 25 February 1896 "Age 33 years" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McClure Margaret Johnson 1 September 1836 11 November╣ 1869 [Died age 33 years, 2 months, 10 days] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery




Dates in Red are not inscribed on the tombstone and have either been calculated based on death date or are as a result of research on the individual.

While there are only two tombstones present, and only the two associated graves visibly present in this cemetery, four other graves are reportedly known to be here (ref. "Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions", Vol. III, reading by Juanita Burdette in 1968).  It is presently unknown who these other four people were.  If any of our viewers know for a fact who it was that was also buried here, please let us know and we will post that information on this page.

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